Journal of Fandom Studies (Journal)

ISSN 20466692 , ONLINE ISSN 20466706

Journal of Fandom Studies seeks to offer scholars a dedicated, peer-reviewed publication that promotes current scholarship into the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. We focus on the critical exploration, within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures, of issues surrounding production and consumption of popular media (including film, music, television, sports and gaming).

Category: Cultural Studies


Principal Editor

Katherine Larsen
George Washington University
klarsen@gwu.edu

Reviews Editors

Rob E. King
Texas Tech University
rob.e.king@ttu.edu

Assistant Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

The multi-disciplinary nature of fan studies makes the development of a community of scholars sometimes difficult to achieve. The double-blind peer-reviewed Journal of Fandom Studies seeks to offer scholars a dedicated publication that promotes current scholarship into the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. We focus on the critical exploration, within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures, of issues surrounding production and consumption of popular media (including film, music, television, sports and gaming). The journal aims to address key issues in fans studies itself, while also fostering new areas of enquiry that take us beyond the bounds of current scholarship.


Principal Editor

Katherine Larsen
George Washington University
klarsen@gwu.edu

Reviews Editors

Rob E. King
Texas Tech University
rob.e.king@ttu.edu

Assistant Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Principal Editor

Katherine Larsen
George Washington University
klarsen@gwu.edu

Reviews Editors

Rob E. King
Texas Tech University
rob.e.king@ttu.edu

Assistant Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Principal Editor

Katherine Larsen
George Washington University
klarsen@gwu.edu

Reviews Editors

Rob E. King
Texas Tech University
rob.e.king@ttu.edu

Assistant Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

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Abstract submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Fandom Studies. This issue will focus on fandom in Black communities (i.e. analysis of specific African American and African Diasporic fandoms as they relate to Black popular culture). More specifically, fandom and audience and communal practices (i.e. viewing, style/fashion/dress, social media, popular literature, language, music and other subcultures).

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should include a title and keywords. If accepted, contributions should be no longer than 9000 words, including notes and references. 

Other possible topics include:

  • historical perspectives on fan studies as it relates to fans and audiences of colour
  • race, gender and fandom
    • consumer/producer interactions as they relate to audience participation and fandom
  • competing histories of fan practices and fan studies
  • analyses of specific fandoms (i.e. cosplay, film, social media, sports, etc.)
    • fan studies theory/cultural studies theory 

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words, and a short biographical note, to Kimberly Thomas McNair, Ph.D. (mcnairk@usc.edu) by 3 May 2019.

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All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal of Fandom Studies is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, first published by Intellect in 2012. The multi-disciplinary nature of fan studies makes the development of a community of scholars sometimes difficult to achieve. Journal of Fandom Studies seeks to offer scholars a dedicated publication that promotes current scholarship in the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. We focus on the critical exploration, within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures, of issues surrounding production and consumption of popular media (including film, music, television, sports and gaming). Journal of Fandom Studies aims to address key issues, while also fostering new areas of enquiry that take us beyond the bounds of current scholarship.

Potential topics include:

• ethics of fan studies
• historical perspectives on fan studies
• gender
• methodology
• consumer/producer interactions
• archival work (using collections such as the AMPAS collection of fan letters, fanzine collections or online archives)
• competing histories of fan practices and fan studies
• analyses of specific fandoms (i.e. Buffy, Supernatural, Justin Bieber, True Blood, etc.)
• fan studies theory/cultural studies theory

The editors welcome general papers (between 6000 and 9000 words), interviews and book reviews (between 800 and 1200 words) as well as suggestions for thematic issues.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Principal Editor

Katherine Larsen
George Washington University
klarsen@gwu.edu

Reviews Editors

Rob E. King
Texas Tech University
rob.e.king@ttu.edu

Assistant Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

Editorial Board

Sean Ahern
University of Buffalo, SUNY

Brent Alison
University of North Georgia

Lucy Bennett
Cardiff University

Paul Booth
DePaul University College of Communication

Michael Boynton
Jacksonville State University

Will Brooker
Kingston University

Bertha Chin
Swinburne University of Technology

Tanya Cochran
Union College

Cait Coker
Texas A&M University

Lincoln Geraghty
University of Portsmouth

Maura Grady
Ashland University

Bethan Jones
University of Huddersfield

Lisa Macklem
University of Western Ontario

Rukmini Pande
Jindal Global University

Bob Rehak
Swarthmore College

Robin Reid
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Heather Schell
George Washington University

Suzanne Scott
University of Texas at Austin

Doobo Shim
Sungshin Women's University

Daniel Wann
Murray State University

Rebecca Williams
University of South Wales

Ann McClellan
Plymouth State University

Lynn Zubernis
West Chester University

Advisory Board

Henry Jenkins
University of Southern California

Matt Hills
University of Huddersfield

Cornel Sandvoss
University of Huddersfield

Principal Editor

Katherine Larsen
George Washington University
klarsen@gwu.edu

Reviews Editors

Rob E. King
Texas Tech University
rob.e.king@ttu.edu

Assistant Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

 
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Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (6): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (5): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (4): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (3): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2012


Principal Editor

Katherine Larsen
George Washington University
klarsen@gwu.edu

Reviews Editors

Rob E. King
Texas Tech University
rob.e.king@ttu.edu

Assistant Editor

Victoria Godwin
Prairie View A&M University
vlgodwin@pvamu.edu

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